The Conway Rockies are red-hot.
After the Rockies finished their first game of a doubleheader with Central Arkansas Christian at Wampus Cat Field on Tuesday, their undefeated record was still intact.
Conway, which picked up its ninth victory of the season in the extended summer high school baseball league, piled on five runs in the bottom of the fourth, while producing four hits in their 10-6 victory over the Dynasty.
"We're swinging the bats pretty well this season, and we've been giving good effort," Conway coach Jay Mattox said. "It's been fun because we have a really good group and they play hard."
The Rockies' Matt Lefler got things going in the fourth by picking up a single with one out. A couple of batters later, Lefler scored on an error produced by the Dynasty on an erratic throw to first, after Cole Anderson grounded to the short stop. Wesley Hoover popped a double to the fence allowing, Anderson to score, which pushed the lead to 4-0. The Rockies' Jordan Cates followed up with a double bringing home Hoover. Patrick Mann got the final hit of the inning on his two-run single. After that fourth inning explosion by Conway, the Rockies had a 7-0 cushion.
"We really couldn't recover from that inning," CAC coach Doug Gunselman said. "They had a no-hitter going into the fourth or fifth inning, and we couldn't get any runs. We were able to score some runs on their other pitcher, and we just kept fighting. We've been moving people around to see where we can get the best mix."
The Cats finished the game with 12 hits, which included a solo home run by Cates in the sixth. Conway's starter Connor McClain went four innings, struck out four, walked two, and didn't surrender a hit. The Rockies' Bo Stitch came in and pitched the final three innings.
"Connor did a good job of controlling the pitches in the zone," Mattox said. "Bo came in and did a nice job. His fastball wasn't there today, but his breaking ball was. I thought we really played well defensively behind those guys."
The Dynasty's Erin Sims was the losing pitcher, while surrendering 10 hits in 5 1/3 innings.
The results of the second game were not available at press time